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Gamecocks eliminated, Tigers on hold

For the second week in a row Alabama has knocked the Gamecocks out of a SEC Match Play competition.

While in Atlanta the ACC championship could not play its 3rd round because of bad weather.

Gamecock’s super-senior Caleb Proveaux won his match with Alabama’s Thomas Ponder 2&1. (Gamecock Photo)

South Carolina lost the quarterfinal match up with Alabama 3-2. Gamecock golfers Caleb Proveaux and Jamie Wilson were able to win their matches while Ryan Hall, Jack Parrott and Jack Wall lost out to Crimson Tide golfers.

Last week Alabama eliminated nationally top-ranked South Carolina from the SEC Woman’s Match Play championship.

Georgia was also knocked out in the quarterfinal round. The Bulldogs entered Match Play as the #1 seed after finishing on top of the stroke play portion of the championship.

Texas A&M, the 8th seed beat the Bulldogs 3-2 to advance to the semi final round and face 5th seed Arkansas which beat 4th seed LSU 3-2 to advance.

Georgia’s Trent Phillips from Boiling Springs earned the Bulldogs one of their points with a 19 hole win over the Aggies Walker Lee.

The other SEC quarter final match was won by 6th seed Vanderbilt with a 4-1 win over 3rd seeded Tennessee.

Both Georgia and South Carolina will be selected as at-large teams for NCAA Regional play. The announcement of the men’s field is scheduled to be broadcast on The Golf Channel on May 5th.

The Semi-Final round is being played on Saturday afternoon on the Seaside Course ad the Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island.

SEC Match Play results from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=match&tid=22777&rid=1

ACC Tournament’s 3rd round washed out in Atlanta

The ACC played its first two rounds on Friday as scheduled , but bad weather in the Atlanta area has postponed the 3rd round and compressed the tournament schedule.

The third round of stroke play will begin early on Sunday morning. After the top-four teams are identified and a stroke play champion is crowned the Match Play portion of the championship will begin.

North Carolina has a 9-shot advantage over North Carolina State. The Wolfpack is 3-shots ahead of third place Clemson with nationally 2nd ranked FSU 6-shots behind the Tigers for the last Match Play qualifying spot.

Benjamin Shipp from NC State leads the individual standings by a shot over Ryan Burnett from North Carolina with Tarheel golfers Peter Fountain and Austin Hitt tied for third.

Turk Pettit and Kyle Cottam are the top Tigers in the medal race. The two Clemson seniors are tied for 7th place at 3-under par.

Clemson’s Haskins Award candidate Jacob Bridgeman is tied for 11th at 2-under par going into the final round.

ACC Tournament scores from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=22382

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